Handbuilding Courses & Workshops 2023

To book or for more information please contact the course tutor directly.

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Wednesday Evenings with Anna Samson

Anna’s Wednesday evening class is a six week course suitable for beginners and students wishing to refresh their ceramics skills and techniques.

You will learn the basic ceramics techniques such as making pinch pots, slab building and making coil pots. Taking home glazed pieces at the end of the course. 

Starts: 18th January, 2023
Times: Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Course cost: £225 per person (all materials and firings included)
Tutor: Anna Samson
Contact:  hoyaceramics@gmail.com

Weekend Bird Bath Workshop with Alison Gray

Alison’s hand-building course is suitable for beginners and students with previous experience.

This two day workshop will develop your skills in creating a free standing birdbath, which will then be decorated with slips. The glazed, finished bath will be suitable for outdoor use all year round. The approximate size of the birdbath will be: 35cm x 35cm x 40cms.

Class dates: 11th/12th March 10:00-4:00 inc. lunch break
Cost: £200.00 (includes all materials and firing)

For information, availability and booking please contact alisonw.gray@gmail.com or 07908 208466

Thursday Evenings with Alison Gray

This six week handbuilding pottery class is suitable for beginers or those with previous experience. The class will cover basic techniques, then you will be encouraged to work on your own project. Decorating techniques will be discussed and applied using underglaze colours and glazes. All materials, glazing and firing included.

Contact: alisonw.gray@gmail.com or 07908 208466

Starts: 2nd February 2023
Times: Thursdays, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Course cost: £225 per person (all materials and firings included). A £60 deposit is required to secure your place.

Gift Vouchers available and can be used against this class for Christmas

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Weekend Garden Project Workshop with Alison Gray

Alison’s hand-building course is suitable for beginners and students with previous experience. This two-day, garden project workshop, allows you to make your own design or object and will develop your hand-building skills. This could be a small sculpture, planter or bird related piece, which can be decorated with slips before the glaze firing. When completed your piece will be suitable for out door use all year round. Approx size of your projects can be up to: 35 cm x 35 cm x 40 cms.

Class dates: 25th/26th March 10:00-4:00 inc. lunch break.
Cost: £200.00 (includes all materials and firing)

For information, availability and booking please contact alisonw.gray@gmail.com or 07908 208466.

 

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Tile Making Class with Alison Gray

This four week introduction to hand making tiles will cover handling of clay, relief, sgrafitto and inlay techniques.

In the final week the tiles can be decorated using coloured slips if desired or simply glazed.

Starts: 29th September, 2022
Times: Thursdays 6.30pm-8.30pm
Duration: 4 weeks
Course cost: £150 per person (all materials and firings included)
Tutor: Alison Gray

Contact: alisonw.gray@gmail.com or 07908 208466

Gift Vouchers available.

 

Teapot Masterclass

In this 3 week Masterclass you will learn how to make a teapot from pinch pots and glaze it at the end of the class taking home a teapot.

Cost of class includes all materials and firings. To book or for more information please email:

Anna Samson at: hoyaceramics@gmail.com
Dates: Wednesdays 6pm-8pm
Start: 28th September, 2022
Cost: £115

 

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Friday Evenings with Melanie O’Donnell

NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING

During this six week course you will be taught a variety of hand building techniques enabling you to plan and make the work of your choice.

Contact:  melodee64@googlemail.com or 07723 418668

Starts: 31st January, 2020
Times: Fridays, 7pm-9pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Course cost: £160 per person (all materials and firings included)
Deposit: £40
Teacher: Melanie O’Donnell

Tuesday Evenings with Louise McVey

Louise will guide beginners wishing to explore the techniques of hand-building and support self created projects for those with more experience.

Starts: 6th November (Fully Booked)
Times: Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Course cost: £145 per person (all materials and firings included)
Deposit: £30
Teacher: Lousie McVey
Contact:  louise_a_mcvey@yahoo.com